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Pentadrachm of Kingdom of Egypt with bust of Berenike II, struck under Ptolemy III

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Obverse: Bust of Berenike II. right, wearing necklace and veil over back of head. Border of dots. Reverse: Cornucopia filled with fruits and bound with fillet with fringed ends between two six-pointed stars. In field between corunucopia and fillet ends: E Around: [inscription in Greek] ...

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Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 246–221 B.C.

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2278.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 21.35 gm.

Accession Number

35.144

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins